Revelation of John 2
Message to Ephesus1 “To the angel of the church in a Ephesus write: The One who holds b the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks ▼
▼ Lit in the middle of, d among the seven golden lampstands, says this: 2 ‘ e I know your deeds and your toil and ▼
▼ Or steadfastnessperseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you g put to the test those who call themselves h apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; 3 and you have ▼
▼ V 2, note 1perseverance and have endured j for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary. 4 ‘But I have this against you, that you have k left your first love. 5 ‘Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and l repent and m do the ▼
▼ Lit first deedsdeeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your o lampstand out of its place— unless you repent. 6 ‘Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the p Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 ‘ q He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. r To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of s the tree of life which is in the t Paradise of God.’
Message to Smyrna8 “And to the angel of the church in u Smyrna write: v The first and the last, who ▼
▼ Lit became, x was dead, and has come to life, says this: 9 ‘I know your y tribulation and your z poverty (but you are aa rich), and the blasphemy by those who ab say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of ac Satan. 10 ‘Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be ad tested, and you will have tribulation ae for ten days. ▼
▼ Or Prove yourself faithfulBe ag faithful until death, and I will give you ah the crown of life. 11 ‘ ai He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. aj He who overcomes will not be hurt by the ak second death.’
Message to Pergamum12 “And to the angel of the church in al Pergamum write: The One who has am the sharp two-edged sword says this: 13 ‘I know where you dwell, where an Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny ao My faith even in the days of Antipas, My ap witness, My aq faithful one, who was killed among you, ar where Satan dwells. 14 ‘But as I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the at teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, au to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. 15 ‘So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the av Nicolaitans. 16 ‘Therefore aw repent; or else ax I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with ay the sword of My mouth. 17 ‘ az He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. ba To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden bb manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a bc new name written on the stone bd which no one knows but he who receives it.’
Message to Thyatira18 “And to the angel of the church in be Thyatira write: bf The Son of God bg who has ▼
▼ Lit His eyeseyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this: 19 ‘ bi I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and ▼
▼ Or steadfastnessperseverance, and that your ▼
▼ Lit last deedsdeeds of late are greater than ▼
▼ Lit the firstat first. 20 ‘But bm I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman bn Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they bo commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 ‘ bp I gave her time to repent, and she bq does not want to repent of her immorality. 22 ‘Behold, I will throw her ▼
▼ Lit intoon a bed of sickness, and those who bs commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of ▼
▼ One early ms reads theirher deeds. 23 ‘And I will kill her children with ▼
▼ Lit deathpestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who bv searches the ▼
▼ Lit kidneys, i.e. inner manminds and hearts; and bx I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. 24 ‘But I say to you, the rest who are in by Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the bz deep things of Satan, as they call them— I ca place no other burden on you. 25 ‘Nevertheless cb what you have, hold fast cc until I come. 26 ‘ cd He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds ce until the end, cf to him I will give authority over the ▼
▼ Or Gentilesnations; 27 and he shall ▼
▼ Lit shepherd, ci rule them with a rod of iron cj as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father; 28 and I will give him ck the morning star. 29 ‘ cl He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
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